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Friday, 27 May 2016

Your YouTube #72

The video I have chosen from all of the linked up videos is from Kara at Chelsea Mama. She filmed a hot air balloon flight over Dorset. I have always loved the idea of going on a hot air balloon, although I would definitely have to overcome my fear of heights first! The footage Kara has filmed is fantastic and it looks like a wonderful experience.



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Friday, 20 May 2016

Couch to 5K Beginner Tips

Five weeks ago I started Couch to 5k, along with two other mums from school. I don’t really even remember how it came about that we decided to do it, but I love the idea of going for a run. We live in such a beautiful area but I have always held off because of the hills. As you’ve seen from my Instagram pictures, they’re pretty big! Spurred on by the face that more than one of us wanted to do it, we agreed to start.

It’s safe to say that I am very nearly the heaviest I have ever been weight wise and although I have done detoxes and watched what I ate in the past, fundamentally, I want to be able to eat cake and chocolate but not get any fatter! Running seems to be the perfect way to do this, I just needed to learn how (to run that is, I'm well versed in chocolate consumption)!

Couch to 5k beginner tips

The first week shouldn't have been tough, but it was. I discovered I had shin splints (apparently from when I was younger). I'm still having physio for these now, but I'm glad I found out about them so early on! 
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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Harley Street Hair Care Hamper

You know that horrible moment when your daughter pours your entire one litre bottle of brand new and slightly expensive shampoo down the drain in the shower? No? Possibly just me then! Thankfully, the very next day I received a hair care hamper from Harley Street Hair Clinic. The hamper included more bottles of shampoo than I knew what to do with! Although thankfully it meant that my hair wasn't greasy for long!

Harley Street Hair Care Hamper
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Saturday, 14 May 2016

15.05.16 Silent Sunday


Yorkshire Dales landscape

OneDad3Girls


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Friday, 13 May 2016

Your YouTube #70

Wow this week seems to have flown by! I am sorry that it's taken me until today to comment on all your fantastic videos. The B&B has been busy and I haven't ended up having much time for the things I really enjoy!

The video I have chosen this week is from Maggy Woodley at Red Ted Art. It's a great video showing you how to make a turtle bookmark. It's such a cute idea and we will definitely be trying it out as my daughter is obsessed with turtles!


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Sunday, 8 May 2016

08.05.16 Silent Sunday


Ladybird waving

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Friday, 6 May 2016

Disney on Ice Review

My children and I were very excited to go and see Disney on Ice in the First Direct Arena in Leeds a few days ago. We saw it last year and have since been to Disneyland Paris, so there was a bit more excitement this year. Last time I hadn't told the children that we were going, and it was a huge surprise to them when we arrived at the arena.

Disney on Ice Leeds
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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Robinson Crusoe Competition

 Robinson Crusoe swings into cinemas on the 6th of May. My son and I were lucky enough to attend a special screening at the beginning of May and both thoroughly enjoyed it! The film follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe as he ends up stranded on a desert island. The inhabitants of the island are initially sceptical of him, but are won round. As with all movies, there is a twist in the form of some fearsome felines who have it in for Robinson Crusoe and his new found friends.

Robinson Crusoe and Tuesday
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Blackpool Tower Tall Tales

May half term sees Blackpool Tower hosting a unique experience for children, 'Tall Tales'. This involves stories being told at the top of Blackpool Tower by special story tellers. You'll also explore the tale of Sydney the Seagull and his adventures around Blackpool, all whilst looking at the amazing views of Blackpool that the Tower has to offer!

Blackpool Tower Tall Tales
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

April Month in a Minute

April really has absolutely flown by. We're fully into the swing of things at the B&B now, every weekend is busy and the school holidays are looking full! It's been fun having people round again and it's also been a bit of a shock to the system as we have enjoyed the quieter winter months. We went for a trip to Blackpool at the beginning of April which was great fun, taking in the Tower, Circus and the Sealife Centre. We weren't so impressed with the end of April and all that snow! Especially me as I have just started Couch to 5K and I had to go for a run in full on snow. The week before I'd been out with suntan lotion on! Without further ado, here is my April, in a minute.



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